Preparing Racial-Ethnic Minority Children for STEM Opportunities: Promoting Identity and Efficacy in Community Afterschool Programs
About the lecture series
It is expected that by 2044, the United States will become a majority-minority society, with Non-Hispanic Whites comprising less than half of the U.S. population. As the nation prepares for this transition, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) has launched an annual Lecture Series entitled Child Development in a Diverse Majority Society. The idea for the SRCD Lecture Series grew out of discussions of the SRCD Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee led by Dawn Witherspoon, current chair of the committee and McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology, Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, and Eleanor Seaton, former chair of the committee and Associate Professor at Arizona State University, and joined by Martha Zaslow, Director for Policy at SRCD, on ways that SRCD could use research to help to anticipate and inform the transition to a majority diverse society. Each year, SRCD will partner with a different university to co-sponsor a lecture by a distinguished scholar at the hosting institution who is researching this critical topic.